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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  18/SET/2016 11:55 AM
Assunto:  Crocodile -female
 
Mensagem:  Ha ha ha! Good one. You´ve got a lively imagination! 
This happens all  the time, when we are learning a language is similar when we are kids and are learning our language as well. When we are not used to some expression our brain gets a "replacement" or something close in meaning to fill the gap. That is used by some authors of English books (and textbooks).
And the reasoning is also used with funny cartoons as well as in:
http://cdn.quotesgram.com/small/39/6/849124519-c69b690f3b75f3852c1a3df53d467f5e.jpg
"If money doesn´t grow in trees, then why do banks have branches?"

Anyway "crocodile cow" would be tricky, I must admit!


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Crocodile -female   –  Luciana Sanches  15/SET/2016, 1:55 PM
Crocodile -female   –  PPAULO  17/SET/2016, 3:21 PM
Crocodile -female   –  Luciana Sanches  17/SET/2016, 10:40 PM
 Crocodile -female   –  PPAULO  18/SET/2016, 11:55 AM
Crocodile -female   –  PPAULO  18/SET/2016, 11:57 AM
Crocodile -female   –  Luciana Sanches  18/SET/2016, 4:50 PM
Crocodile -female   –  Fran  18/SET/2016, 9:43 PM
Crocodile -female   –  Lucian Sanches  20/SET/2016, 9:27 AM
Crocodile -female   –  PPAULO  21/SET/2016, 3:17 PM
Crocodile -female   –  PPAULO  21/SET/2016, 3:19 PM
Crocodile -female   –  PPAULO  21/SET/2016, 3:32 PM
Crocodile -female   –  Luciana sanches  27/SET/2016, 11:17 AM
Crocodile -female   –  PPAULO  01/OUT/2016, 10:34 PM

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